Progressives are looking for a new generation of leaders as they are waiting for the midterm election outcomes before deciding on their next steps.
One Democratic strategist said that they have been talking about finding “fresh blood for years”. Reportedly that same strategist was reluctant in supporting President Biden in the 2020 election.
The two biggest progressives, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are also not young, which is part of the reason why the party is trying to look at its options for 2024 and beyond. This is going to be especially important if Biden decides that he is not going to try for reelection in 2024.
Sanders, who has been seen as a positive alternative to Biden, has not completely shut down the idea of trying for the White House for the third time. Reportedly he has said that this is not a decision he has made yet.
However, Sanders, 81, age has left many cautious as they don’t want to nominate someone who is already older than the President.
The Democratic Strategist has said that they needed to find a way to elevate others in the party that do not already belong to the top figures that emerged years ago.
Nayyera Haq, a former Obama administration official has also said that there are other problems they need to face, such as the fact that women don’t feel represented politically by the current figures.